Author Sarah Bracey White, Greenburgh’s Director of Arts & Culture, will speak at the Library on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Her moving new memoir, Primary Lessons, will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Primary Lessons is “a brave work that testifies to the author’s fiery spirit and sense of self that sustained her through personal, social and cultural upheavals in the segregated South—and beyond.” Librarian Barbara Wenglin will interview the author.

Sarah Bracey White was born in Sumter, SC. She is a librarian, poet, teacher, arts consultant, motivational speaker and the author of a poetry collection, Feelings Brought to Surface. Portions of her memoir Primary Lessons were previously anthologized in Children of the Dream; Dreaming in Color, Living in Black and White; and Aunties: 35 Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother. A section from the memoir was staged by the Hudson Valley Writers Center. The New York Times, The Baltimore Afro-American Newspapers, The Scarsdale Inquirer and The Journal News also have published many of her essays. Her award-winning folk tale “Wanderlust” was published on the web by She was a 2010/2011 Inaugural Fellow at the Purchase College Writers Center. Visit her on the web at

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